Peter Melchett

  • GM free-for-all

    CHANGES TO European laws and a labelling battle in the US have brought GM back in the spotlight. But will freedom to choose boost organic sales?                 There’s rarely a dull moment in… Read More

  • Footprint Awards 2014 Winners Announced

    THE WINNERS of the fourth annual Footprint Awards were last night [22nd May] finally revealed at a glittering ceremony at the prestigious East Wintergarden, after a series of recounts due to nail-bitingly close judging scores across the categories. In an… Read More

  • Soil Association: Organic farming can help save bees

    THE SOIL ASSOCIATION has responded to the Government’s recent National Pollinator Strategy, welcoming the goal to halt and reverse the decline in pollinators.                   The organisation has said that new evidence is… Read More

  • Environment Secretary urges UK to embrace GM

    IN A speech this morning [Thursday 20th June] Owen Paterson, the environment secretary, called for the UK public to back Genetically Modified (GM) crop production, claiming that Europe was falling behind the rest of the world.   Paterson pointed to… Read More

  • Food fight: Is there enough GM-free soya for Britain’s poultry farmers

    THE AVAILABILITY of GM-free feed for poultry has been shrouded in mystery and contradictory information. Recently, four supermarkets ditched policies that had been in place for over a decade requiring suppliers to feed poultry 100% GM-free soya. Will foodservice companies now… Read More

  • New consultation on Catering Mark frozen meals

    FROZEN MEALS could soon be included under the Food for Life Catering Mark scheme.   An initial consultation, which ended in February 2013, highlighted that a limited number of settings could benefit from achieving the Catering Mark for frozen meals… Read More

  • Retailers drop anti-GM poultry feed stance

    THREE OF THE country’s more ethical supermarkets have removed requirements for their suppliers to give poultry only GM-free feed.   Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and The Coop have all announced changes to their policies given that they could no longer… Read More